Art Commissions

Artistic Work - Art Commissions
Ben May’s always tries to make his artwork capture “the spirit of the place” for which it is intended . It is this spirit which has a major influence upon his initial design. However, although his initial concept remains the same, the sculptural form may differ considerably from that initially envisaged. This is a consequence of the character unfolded in the wood as the project develops. This is why it is important for Ben to do the artwork himself rather than commission someone else to work up his design.
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Artistic work and Commissions
Artistic work and Commissions

Ben May uses a range of different skills in his work, from hurdle making and other very traditional skills to more modern skills such as chainsaw carving. Wood is his main material but Ben is also skilled in the use of other traditional building materials such as cob and lime.

One of Ben’s current interests is in the depicting in his sculpture of an alternative view of the world as we see it, whether it be by showing how the world works in cycles such as the seasons of the year and the cycle of life or by linking in his work the different worlds of below ground and above ground or below water and above water. He frequently uses wildlife, sometimes in a humorous way as a means of illustrating this. Where possible he also tries to incorporate a functional element into his designs, such as seating.

Ben is available for commission work and can be contacted on 01837 811123 if you are thinking of having any commission work undertaken.

Children's wooden playhouse

Commission wooden seat

Commission wooden seat

Commission wooden seat and table

Commissioned wooden seat

Aquascutum commission  

Ben is able to undertake commissions for animals:

Giraffe commission

Carved deer carving commission

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